CAD files.. over the net connection could be several meg each. But if the photoshop files start moving around then it's closer to 100meg.
Ok.. Think you answered my questions.
XP Home...whats that?...LOL
When Gizmo recommends XP for the home machines, that would be XP Pro...not XP Home
CRIS HANNA (SBS-MVP)
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Should be adequate for one user and even more, mathematically 500kbps link
with 1MB file should take two seconds...LOL, that is if you had full '
contention ratio '. Problem is who else is sharing your ' line ' and what
use will they be doing ?
Should be cheap enough to try and experiment BUT watch / consider any
contracts you enter should you need to upgrade.
Connecting to office 56K modem is fine for exchange / email retrieval and
acceptable for small docs, but not 1MB files.
You would be looking at VPN connections and would strongly recommend XP as
the home pcs. Much easier to configure. ALSO very important that home PC is
well protected with AV, VPN is one of the securist connections but if the
home pc is infected it could go down the VPN to your server.
If cost isn't an issue, and more complex (for basic user) configuration
required then seperate routers at server and home to enhance security.
However I am happy with ISA on its own.
What type of files are they..CAD, Word, Excel etc ?
Hope this gives some assistance
> Our office has SBS2000 and internet. The boss has just finished his home
> studio a few hours away and is purchasing computer gear.
> Let's assume that both office and the homestudio have adsl connections. Is
> this all that is required to connect the boss to our lan? If his
> grows to a few people, is there room for growth along this path?
> Assume the office receives all email to exchange server for retrieval.
> there file storage, if it's based in the office, is the ADSL link painful
> for regular file access (files of 1 meg and above).